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UPPEK PE8 IOWA W1PM8PAY Jt?Kl 28, 18&8. JNttHlMTlONAL. CHAPTER 1. THE NEW'COMKRfl. P YOU PLEASE, mum," said the voice of a domestic from somewhere round the angle of the door, "number three is moving In." Two little old ladles, who were sitting at either side of a table, sprang to their feet wltn ejaculations of Interest, and rushed to the window of th* -'sitting-room, ' "Talje care, Monica dear," said one, shroudln fierself in the lace curtain; 'don't lo hem see us." "No, 1 n Uertha. We must not give :hem i-eason to say that their neighbors are inquisitive. But I thinly that we are safe If we stand like this." The op^n window looked out upon a sloping 1 wn, well trimmed and pleasant, with fuzzy rosebushes and a star- shaped bed .of sweet wllllam. It was Bounded by a low wooden fence, which screened it off from a broad, modern, new metaled road. At the other side of this road were three large detached deep-bodied villas with peaky eaves and small wooden balconies, each standing in Its own little square of grass and of flowers. All three were equally new, but numbers one and two were curtained and sedate, with a human, sociable look to them; while number three, with yawning door and unkempt garden, had apparently only just received its furniture and made itself (ready for its occupants. A'four-wheeler jhad driven up to the gate, and It was iat this that the old ladles, peeping out Iblrd-llke from behind their curtains, di- fected an eager and questioning gaze. 1 The cabman had descended, and the passengers within were handing out the articles which they desired him to carry up .to the house. He stood red- faced and blinking,. with his crooked arms outstretched, whlle-a male hand, protruding from the window, kept pll- ng up upon him a series'of articles :he sight of which filled the curious old adles with bewilderment. "My goodness me!" cried Monica, the smaller, the drier, and the more wizened of the pair. "What do you call that, Bertha? It looks' to me like four batter puddings." 'Those are what young men box each other with," said Bertha, with a conscious air of superior worldly knowledge. "And those?" Two great bottle-shaped pieces of yellow shining wood had been heaped upon the cabman. ,"Oh, I don't know what those are," confessed Bertha, Indian clubs had never before obtruded themselves upon her peaceful and very feminine ex- jistence. I These mysterious articles were fol- owed, however, by others which were nore within their range of comprehen- iori—by a pair of dumb-bells, a purple cricket-bag, a set of golf clubs, and a ehnls racket. Finally, when the cabman, all top-heavy and bristling, had taggered up off the garden path, there unerged in a very leisurely way from he cab a big, powerfully built young man, with a bull pup under one arm and a pink sporting paper in his hand. The paper he crammed Into the pocket of his light yellow dust-coat, and extended his hand as if to assist some one else from the vehicle. To the surprise of the two old ladles, however, the only thing which his open palm received was _ violent slap, and a tall lady bounded unassisted out of the cab. With a regal wave she motioned the young man towards the door, and then with one hand upon her hip she stood in a careless, lounging attitude by the gate, kicking her toe against the wall and listlessly awaiting the return of the driver. As she turned slowly round, and the sunshine struck upon her face, the two watchers were amazed to see that-this very active and energetic lady was far from being'In her first youth, so far that she had certainly of ag'~ again since she first passed that land- SY A. CONAN BQYL& But If her conduct and appearance .had already somewhat jarred upon their limited and precise sehse of the fitness of things, what Were they to ihliik of the next little act in this tableaux The cabman, red and heavy- jowled, had come back from his labors, and held out his hand for his fare. } The lady passed him a coin, there was a moment of mumbling and gesticulating, and suddenly she had him With both hands by the red cravat which girt his neck, and was shaking htm as u terrier would a rat. Right across the pavement she thrust him, and pushing him up against the Wheel, she banged hts head three several times against the side of his own vehicle. "Can I be of any Use to you, aunt, aeked the large youth, framing hlm-s* Jn the open doorway. "Not the slightest," panted the e raged lady.' "There, you low blackguard, that will teach you to be impertinent to a lady." The cabman looked helplessly about him with a bewildered, questioning gaze, as one to whom alone of all men this unheard-of and extraordinary thing had happened. Then, rubbing his head, he mounted slowly on to the box, and drove away with an uptossed hand appealing to the universe. The lady smoothed down her dress, pushed back her hair under her little felt hat, and strode in through the hall-door, which she closed behind her. As with a whisk her short skirts vanished Into the darkness, the two -spectators—Miss Bertha and Miss Monica •Williams—sat looking at each other In speechless amazement. For fifty years they had peeped through that little window and across that trim garden, but never yet had such a sight as this come to confound them. "I wish," said Monica at last, "that we had kept the field." "I am sure I wish we had," answered her sister. CHAPTER II. BREAKING' THE ICE. COTTAGE HE from the window of which the Misses Williams had looked out stands, and has stood for many a year, in that pleasant sub u r b a n district which lies between Norwood, Anerley, and -Forest Hill.. Long before there had been a thought of a township there, when the Metropolis was still quite a distant thing, old Mr. Williams had Inhabited "The Brambles," as the little house was called, and had owned all the fields about it. Six or eight such cottages scattered over a rolling country-side were all the houses to be found there in the days when the century was young. From afar, when the breeze came from the north, the dull, low roar of the great city might be heard, like the breaking of the tide of life, while along the horizon might be seen the dim curtain of smoke, the grim spray which that tide threw up. Gradually! however, as the years passed, the jlty had thrown out a long brick-feeler lere and there, curving, extending, and coalescing, until at last the little cot- ages had been gripped round by these •ed tentacles, and had been absorbed to make room for the modern villa. bttsy ffSfii 'fciofning <o night oft thS fexchattgj. ttay Denvers had hardly fnoved 1ft before number two also struck Its placard, tfnd again the ladles found that they had ho reason to be dlscont- ed with their neighbors, boctor Balthazar Walker was a very -well known name In the medical World. Did not hlsi fttiallflcatlons, his membership, and thft redofd of his writings fill a Idhg half Column in the "Medical blrectory" from his first little paper on the "Gouty Diathesis" In 1859 to his exhaustive! treatise Upon "Affections of the Vaso-; Motor System" In 1884? A successful medical career which promised to end In a presidentship of a college ahd a baronetcy, had been cut short by his sudden Inheritance of a considerable sum frohi a grateful patient, which had rendered him Independent for life, and had enabled him to turn his attention to the more scientific part of his profeS^ sioh, which had always had a greater charm for him than Its more practical and commercial aspect. To this end he had given Up his house In Weymouth street, ahd had taken this opportunity of moving himself, his scientific instruments ahd his two charming daughters (he had been a widower for some years) into the more peaceful atmosphere of Norwood. There Was thus but one Villa unoccupied, ahd it was no wonder that the *"o maiden ladles watched with a keen Merest, which deepened into a dire pprehenston, the curious incidents jhlch heralded the coming of the new tenants. They had already learned from the agent that the family consisted of two only, Mrs. Westmacott, a widow and her nephew, Charles'West- macott. How simple and how select It had sounded! Who could have foreseen from it these, fearful portents which seemed to threaten violence and discord among the dwellers In The Wilderness? Again these two old maids cried in heartfelt chorus that they wished they had not sold their field. 'Well, at least, Monica," remarked »;t-ha, as they sat over their teacups. :V afternoon, "however strange these people may be, It is our duty to be as polite to them as to the others." "Most certainly," acquiesced her sister. "Since we have called upon Mrs. Hay Denver and upon the Misses Walker, we must call upon this Mrs. Westma- cott "also." "Certainly, dear. As long as they aro living upon our land I feel as if they .were in a sense our guests, and that it is our duty to welcome them." "Then we shall call tomorrow," said Bertha, with decision. "Yep, dear, we shall. But, oh, I wish it was over!" At 4 o'clock on the next day, the two maiden ladies set off upon their hospitable errand. In their stiff, crackling dresses of black silk, with jet-bespangled jackets, and little rows oC cylindrical grey curls drooping down on either side of their black bonnets, they looked like two old fashion plates which had wandered off into the wrong decade. Half curious and half fearful, they knocked at the door of number JAM AHD G-AEDKH, Botae frf ' 6* t&» ttlnta .ibont CnltlvA- VHiettlttu and • llllttli'Ot HB KANSAS periment statioh made some efcperl* ments to ascertain how often and) crow early corn should be cultivated. They cultivate some as much as three times a week; some twice 4 Week; some once a week; once ill two weeks; once in three weeks; once in four weeks. The following tables show the result: Averages In Plats and Rate of Yield Per Acre In Bushels of Bar Corn. OF EAR CORN. d ftefeM faftgds 6tt tfee apple, they totf little Jft The atswef is twefold. i. fhe fungus fievef feptreared Ih pot lnd?4M whefS thfe red ceaaf Is tive Until aftef the fed cedttf meaeed to be placed for ornftmeftt 2.- By sowing the suofids 6! the "feeaaf apple" oft the youfag leaves 6f the ap ple tree it will produce the tt*i». gus. fhe proof Is both histof leal ixperftaental. Atid the elthef t l&Wft tfdnWste&d. —,-, _ May la ft mid Md ifrf tftt Times cultivated. field of BUshelS nubbitis per in Ibs. acre, Three times a week.., 44.0 23.28 Twice a week......... 46.0 26.05 Ohce a week 45.8 28.65 Once in two weeks.... 48.8 22.25 Once in three weeks... 48.9 21.34 Once in four weeks.... 40.7 18>02 Averages of Two Years' Trials. TRIALS. Bushels Times cultivated. ; * r per aero. Three times a week • 24.8( Twice a week > •« Once a week • >. • 27.8( Once In two weeks. 25.21 Once in three weeks 24.0! Once In four weeks 16.91 Averages of Three Years' Trials. Twice a week 40.3. Once a week 41.2! Once in two weeks 40.8' Frequency of Cultivation. An experiment having in view th< . have been attempted so ffiany ttfttes ,'and with such a system of checks, fiad this experltnehtal evidence is supported by such att affay of accessory-evidence that we regard the case as absolutely demonstrated. 1 find that the red cedar Is largely ultlvated fof ornament in the vicinity f houses and orchards, and in some ih- tances 1 have seen it planted In qtiatt- ity as a windbfeak for an orchard. The birds, moreover, have carried the seeds far and wide, so that la Ffltnata county at least the youag cedars are springing lip ia waste places everywhere. The "cedar apples" are abua- dant, scarcely a tree but what has more or less of them, and those la the vicinity of orchards are likely to be loaded. The natural range of the ted cedar In Indiana is not entirely known, but Its distribution seems to be local ex* cept In the southern parts of the state. There are few regions, however, In which it is not planted as an orna* mental tree, and thus the chances of infection are greatly increased. It Is not certain how far the spores may be carried during the short period that they retain their power of germination, but it is likely that they at times may be carried over a considerable distance, though the chances of infection vary inversely as the distance. Wild crabs a mile from any red cedar have been badly affected by the apple fungus. Certain kinds of apple seem more or less subject to the ravages of the apple fungus. The Baldwin, Rome Beauty, Bellflower, Rambo, Siberian Crab, and many others are especially susceptible. Certain others, like the Ben Davis, the Winesap, the Red Astrachan, and some others are much less likely to be attacked. There seems to .._.... aid fr-sat eighteen laefiet» mm ££$ apaft Ifi tfte f6W» dSfffMlfif " vW Of the vaflety* find ttifi " the toll! we shblild dtetanee tea that the tap itiches lit the gfbilnd and tal foots eighteen Inenif -•-• itf -^ im , the ether ftethM la ttr fi»% In »dfIII* thffeS ftreOBftrt IBd - afterwafda tfcifi ttf the Dfefli* distte£§\ apaft Ifi fotf. It ttsed ttt !>§ that transplanting was ft« secufe good heads, but exttiflftienti At the New tofk r statWfi dieptbvethjf,,, When the plants cdtte oft thflreugh eiil tlvatlon and frequent htselng &>e satjr to good i-esults, and the should be arranged se that this cM market, Whett' tendency they or pulled ove?' INDIAN MILLET. turrow/v^ three, which was Instantly opened by a red-headed page boy. Yes, Mrs. Westmacott was at homo. He ushered them Into the front room, furnished as a drawing room, where In spite of the fine spring weather a large fire was burning In the grate. The boy took their cards, and then, as they sat down together upon a settee he set their nerves In a thrill by darting behind a curtain with a shrill cry, and prodding at something with his foot. The bull pup which they had seen upon the day before bolted from Its hiding place and scuttled snarling from the room. (TO BE CONTINUED.) CONQUEST OFTHE NORTHWEST It Was Acquired from the Urltlsh by Force of Anns. In 1776, when Independence was declared, the United States included only the thirteen original states on the sea- Field by field the estate of old Mr. Wil- board, With the .exception of a few lams had been sold to the speculative hunters, there were no white men west mark In life's Journey. Her finely e)ed, clean-cut face, with something red Indian about the firm mouth and strongly marked cheek bones; showed even at that distance traces of th.e friction of the passing years. And yet she'was very handsome, Her features were as firm in repose as those of a Greek bust, and" her great dark eyes were arched over by two brows so black, so thlck^ and so delicately {curved, that the eye turned away from tthe harsher details of the face to mar* v«l at their'grace and strength. Her fflgure, too, was straight as a dart, a little portly, perhaps, but-'fiurvlng -*~ magnificent oujtllnes, which were accentuated by the strange costume Hffhtph she -wore, Her hair, black but pentifally shot with gr.ey, ; waa brushed plainly hack from her high forehead, iwd was gathered under a small round felt bat, like that of a man, with one kprjg of feather in the hand as a con- Wsjon to her sex. , A double-breasted jacket of so,me dark frJezjjrljKe material iflttid, closely to her figure, while her •straight blue skirt, untrimme4 and un. feathered, was cut so, shorj that th« Sower ?urve of her-finely turned legs Was plainly visible beneath it, terminat* '- - - pair of bro^d, flat, low-heejed builder, and had borne rich crops of snug suburban dwellings, arranged in curving crescents f and tree-lined avenues. The father had passed away before his cottage was entirely bricked round, but his two daughters, to whom the property had descended, lived to see the last vestige of country taken from them. For years they had clung to the one field which faced their windows, and it was only after much argument and many heartburnings, that they had at last consented that it should share the fate of the others, A broad road was driven through their quiet domain, the quarter was re-named "The Wilderness," and three square, staring, uncompromising ylllas began to sprout up on the other side. With sore hearts, the two shy little old maids watched their steady progress, and speculated as to what fashion of neighbors chance would bring into the little nook which had always been their own, And at last they were all three finished. Wooden balconies and overhang- Ing eaves had been added to them, so that, in the language of the advertisement, there were" vacant three eligible Swiss-built villas, with sixteen rooms, no basement, electric bells, hot and cold water, and every modern convenience, ncludlng a common tennis lawn, to be et at £100 a year, or £1,500 purchase.- So tempting an offer did not long remain open. Within a few weeks the card lad vanished from number one, and }t was known that Admiral Hay Denver, V. C., C, B., with Mrs, Hay penver and their only son, were about to move into t. The news brought peace to the hearts of the Williams sisters. They had lived With a settled conviction that some wild .mposslble colony, some shouting, singing family of madcaps, would, break In upon their peace. This establishment at (east was Irreproachable. A reference to "Men of the Time" showed them that Admiral Hay Penver was a most dig* tlngulshed officer, who had begun his who l9un,se4 at the pte »f nujn. ly assured, by of the Alleghany mountains, and there was not even an American hunter In the great country out of which we have since made the states of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin. All this region north of the Ohio river then formed a part of the Province of Quebec. It was a wilderness of forests and prairies, • teeming with game, and inhabited by many warlike tribes of Indians. Here and there through it were dotted quaint litU'e towns of French Creoles, the met important being Pe- trolt, Vlncenm .', the Wabash, and Kaskaskia ahc , ( .Jfia on the Illinois, These French V ^s were' ruled by British officers co: Smanding small bodies of regular soldiers or Tory rangers and Creole partisans, The towns were completely 'in the power of the British government; none of the American states had actual possession of a foot of property in the northwestern terrl-^ tory. The northwest was' acquired at" the time of the revolution only by armed conquest, and. If It had not been so acquired, it would have remained a pavt of the British Dominion of Canada. The man to whom this conquest was due was a famous backwoods leader, a mighty hunter, a noted Indian fighter- George Rogers ClarK. He was a very Irons man, with light hair and blue yes, of a good Virginian family, who, arly In his youth, embarked on the Adventurous career of a backwoods surveyor, exactly as Washington and so man other young Virginians of "spli'lt- Botanical name, Oryzopsls micran- sis cuspldata), which has a dlstribu- Stems slender, erect, tufted, one tion similar to this species. In the tha. onf to two slender, -BaH Lands and along the Cheyenm, n on o , Involute w th very long, sharp points; river It is thought to be fanicle two to six inches long, the This is the grass illustrated on .this Blended sheading branches naked be- page. It may be distinguished from imv and many-flowered at the upper the flrst^nained species by its- very ends- spikelets shining, about one- large, wide-spreading panicle, large enos, HP.IB.CIOIB _»»<" »^B, ____ ,_•_•_!.;„„ •hat*-,, *«,iif Qnfi oe gMh Jf'.nta*to£ flowering glume hairy fruit, . «*• WW arnooth shorter than the empty glumes, habit of growth. Both seem to " coarser uau !,»« »„.,*.< o.-r -, be wor- eraTn "in "fruit', ' wHbT'a thy of trial under cultivation. A spots . , ,.,__„ C i m en analyzed at the South Dakota station gave—substance air-dried: Water, 6.06; ash, 15.94; ether extract, 2.21; crude fiber, 29,10; crude protein, extract free of nitrogen, 38.63; slender, deciduous awn about three times its own length. This grass is station quite common in some parts of tne west. Wherever it is found in any value. There it is considered to be of great 8.06; extract free of nitrogen, 38.63; here7s^another kind of ''In- total nitrogen, 1.29; albuminoid nitro- dian millet," or "bunch grass" (oryzop- gen, .97. active career at Bomarsunfl, and had ended it at Alexandria, tiavlng managed between these two episodes to see as much service as any man pf his years, prom the T.atfM Forts &n<J the Shannon, brigade, to dhow-hwylng ofj Zanzibar, there was no variety Pf WY&1 work which did not appear in his record; while the Victoria Cross and the Albert medal for saving life YPUQb.ed fbv It that In peace a^ ««* w$r Ws» CPW- age was BtUl of the sam,<?i true temper Clearly a very .eligible neighbor this . the more so »s they ha4 feeen.,ft<}en> estate agent waa many other young did at that period He traveled out to Kentucky soon after It was opened up by Boone, and lived t" e re for a year, either at tl." stations or camping by jimself In,the woods, surveying, hunt- Ing and making war against the Indians Hke any other "settler; bijt all the time his mlr.d was bfcn* on vaster gphemes than were dreajAed of by the men around him. He had his spies out In the northwestern territory, and became convinced that with a sma.ll force of resolute backwoodsmen he could con r quer it for the United States. When he went back to Virginia Gov, Patrick Henry entered heartily Into Clark's schemes an d save him authority to ju out a force for his purpose. Influence which greater or less frequency of cultivation has upon the yield was carried out on 30 plats, each being one-twentieth of an acre in size and having 12 rows, with the usual dis- ?ance of ly s "feet'between the rows. These plats were cultivated with a spring-tooth cultivator the number of times indicated in the table all p ats under the same treatment being cultivated at the sape time. It'appears from the results that it is ooBBible to cultivate corn too much, \s well as too little, Cultivation once I week gives the best yields, in each series of averages. Care has been taken during these experiments to injure the roots as" little as 'possible, but it Sfuld be 141* to W'that the roots were not, injured at all, ^ H is pos* able that the falling off in v »ela as a •fisult of frequent cultivation is injuries which the roots have — in the process, In all cases experiments, the inches t apart, hy twq sound be some relation between the character of the apple leaf and the susceptibility to attack, those with thick leaves seemingly suffering least. „ hdrse pbWeif If fefly _-.„ attempted. All the bareheaded etles, have, as they apUrdach ifiatuHtrr a tendency to crack of btfrst, and ' spoils them for heads show this should be pushed to one side, which breaks 6t loosens a part of the roots and cotin* teracte the difficulty. Care should also be taken not to grow cabbages after cabbages too soon on the same land, Of, club^root Is likely to be developed, and , this hinders the full development c£ the plant. There are many ways of Wintering, but the grower should not attempt to store them In the cellar of a dwelling house unless ho desires to turn, it Into a hospital before spring, his own family furnishing the patients. The crop should be pulled on a dry day and' packed only when perfectly dry and the final covering or storing should be postponed until as late In the season as possible. A common method Is to wrap the outer leaves as closely as possible about the head and stand the root side up closely togther in either single or,., double line and then plow a f from each side to the row and covering with a spade, leaving only the >, extremities of the roots sticking out;,, or they may be stored In pits, the ox- • cavation being six or eight Inches ^ deep and as large as Is necessary for the crop; pack the heads in a pile, roota . inward, and cover with eight or ten inches of soil; on the south side thero> may be an outer covering of straw on the soil, so as to prevent the latter , from freezing and permit access dur- • ing the winter. A som'ewhat more' elaborate method Is to put boards in the bottom of the trench, which should, be, say, four feet wide; on the boards pile the cabbage, well-trimmed and dry, In a pile rising like the comb of a- .s roof; over the pile place triangular -V frames made of scantling about eight ,'/j[ feet apart, and nail on fencing boards i-,"!.« as the sheeting of a roof is nailed on; „ , cover lightly with straw and then with ^ soil. It makes a kind of three-cornered»' crate covering, and the ends can be filled with straw only, so that access to , the cabbages will be easy., As to mar- • keting, so much depends ,on the special circumstances of the grower's partlc- , ular market that we shall not attempt' to make any suggestions further than that the cabbage when offered for sale , should be nicely trimmed and made as • attractive as possible. Appearances ilo much in effecting sales. Cranberry Culture. The soil most suitable for the growth of cranberries is low, wet, marshy ground, on a sandy or light substratum, says an exchange. They,\ . also do well on muck or any other poor swamp land, where you can grow noth- , ing else. They grow naturally In watery bogs and marshes, on the borders of streams and ditches, and, by, draining wet land and taking off tho top to remove grass or vegetable matter; then haul beach or other sand and cover'to the depth of two or three inches, to level the surface and prevent the grass and weeds from choking out the vines and to keep the ground loosa about the plant. They bear abundantly, on marshes covered with coarse sand, , entirely destitute of any kind of organic matter, but accessible to moist-' ure; on pure peat, covered with sand, and on every variety of soil except clay, that Is liable to bake or become hard. They can also be raised on moist loam, where corn and potatoes will grow, hut not so abundantly on dry or'sandy soil, unless covered two. or three incbeswitn. muck, or spent tan. No animal or vege-r table manure should be used, as the fruit draws most of its moisture frjw the atmosphere. The poorer the B v oH the less cultivation is needed. Lay out the ground' as you would' for planting cabbage, strawberry: -or. other plants; use a pointed stick, or. dibble, to make a hole for the plant; Keep the roots in muddy water—SQ thick that It wiW adhere to snd cover them—»nd when you have made a holei set a plant In it and press the <H#' very closely about it. To have th> Petroleum fpr Apple The following is an interesting sketch from the pen of P, L. BJlss, on the apple scab: "Recently I saw a long ar rows uniform, draw a line wfl s^t plants twenty inches apart It* tpe row. Where small patches are. raised^ can be kept clean witji the fc nearer they v^ together tbe. -. they will cover the ground 1 ; jMjt where S acres are plante4 it will save Lord Clarendon Attributed hjpplnese in life to, associating with learned &»d virtuous t sach place, an,d covered with and a«« the tort cultiYation It w|s thinned to one plant iu ft * tiole in regard to apple scab and how to get rid. of' it. Several years ago to kill what was thought to be a worthless apple tree before cutting It down I washed it ,all over with petrpjeum (cru'de Qil as it is talsen, frow the ground), in the month of February, I then left home for the Pennsylvania oil fields, where I was engaged in business. When I returned home the next fall that scraggy apple tree .which I expected to find dead was as bright as a silver dollar, and the twigs. ba d roade a'growth of twelve lucres to eighteen Inches, and a few as alee ToninWng Cqunty £iRg apptes as ever-hung QB , tree, greeted me, and to-day it is ft haudsoiae bearing tree, twenty yefH'S old, .since the» I have used petroleum, on TOT apple trees to. txw then, wpwiww* Jwe pretty settled the fact that «ie IBM* ot WTO PW>aupe be»tW tW§ Wrt • is Qf Mt moderate fertility} whe,n , wTf«* apart and the «t»Uu to set them two, feet „. ;, so a plow or harrow pan b$ «seg,,- v to cut out weeds and grass. After feeep*: * Ipg put the grassland wee4s fas' couple of years they win tefcf we,' themselves, They eat* he planted owt $ at the nqrth from September ground Is fnwen, or In the sprwf the middle or end of Ma; south and west, if be planted out In autumn; If too late for planting wt» the • be <?oyere4 with "but a«t in the. 01 early In sp^BS *•*" for orssBberry «ultBr$'$w ! ?'! —»«rf' , §ca,b anft noxious insects -that and breed on the trw^ of «m trees. I apply it with an eW whitewash any time, swell lo the, the heg it anS tofe, to, bearfroto BHMn i 04ttt»M& toa8*ti$$n WftP'•*$&*$$!-, SftflK* 91 ""$**• .W :ft?$tei

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